Friday, March 20, 2009


WWE superstar Kane has laughed off reports he was involved in a bar room brawl with former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia.

Earlier this week, blogs and internet forums were reporting that Affliction fighter Sylvia had suffered a broken nose and black eye at the hands of the Big Red Machine.

They had supposedly traded blows at a venue in Detroit with the 7ft, 320lbs wrestling star, real name Glen Jacobs, said to have come out on top.

However a WWE spokesman immediately dismissed the story, saying: "This is a total fabrication."

Pals of the pair added that neither man had been in Detroit at the time of the alleged incident.

And now, for the first time, Kane has spoken out about the rumours.

Speaking exclusively to SunSport, he said: "I was sitting at home at the time and someone told me – that was the first I’d heard about it.

"I hear I handled it pretty well though. I’m happy with myself!

"I’m pretty sure Tim won’t hold a grudge."

Wondering what would happen if an MMA and WWE fighter did meet under UFC rules, the former world champion added: "Look at what Brock Lesnar’s doing.

"Undertaker trained MMA style and I have to some extent too. I actually got my start as a shoot fighter in Japan.

"Wrestlers are a little tougher than we’re generally given credit for and I think we’d represent ourselves well.

"By the same token, how well would the MMA guys fare in the WWE ring?

"I respect what they do though. They are tough guys and have done a great job marketing their sport."

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Fiveouncesofpain has a billion sources informing them that Affliction is in “preliminary” stages about holding a third event head to head with UFC 100. “Out with a bang,” says one source and it looks like Affliction will be committing suicide on July 11 if they go through with this crazy plan.

A long awaited superfight between Josh Barnett and Fedor Emelianenko is scheduled to be on the card. Affliction will be asking fighters to take pay cuts to save money and they would have to find a basic cable television channel to air the event, as PPV distrubtors aren’t stupid and know that UFC 100 is on the same exact day.

Someone should come to their senses about this and realize this is a dumb idea. The UFC counter-programs because more likely than not, people will tune in to a UFC event because they are the UFC. You can’t counter-program when your competition has one thousand percent more fans than you do.

Like Suicide Rehearsal

Monday, March 16, 2009


According to Yahoo sports, Ken Shamrock has tested positive for steroids and will now serve a 1 year suspension.

The [California State Athletic] commission announced Shamrock’s suspension and $2,500 fine on Wednesday for testing positive for 19-Norandrosterone, 19- Noretiocholanolone and Stanozolol following his first-round victory over Ross Clifton.

Shamrock is slated to fight ex-World Wrestling Entertainment star Bobby Lashley in the co-main event of a March 21 MMA/boxing card in Pensacola, Fla. That fight is almost certainly now not going to happen as a result of Shamrock’s suspension. States are required to honor each other’s suspensions, which means that Florida would not allow Shamrock to fight while under suspension in California…

Shamrock’s suspension runs through Feb. 1, 2010, at which point he would be 10 days shy of his 46th birthday and would not have fought in almost a year.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


From MMAWEEKLY.COM...Charles Lewis Jr., better known to MMA fans as “Mask,” was killed in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday night in Newport Beach, Calif.

Lewis was the founder of Tapout Clothing, Inc., and the face of its popular reality show on cable channel Versus. Several sources within the company confirmed his passing.

At 12:57 a.m., a Newport Beach Police cruiser spotted Lewis’ red Ferrari and a white Porsche driving out of control on the southbound side of Jamboree Road, according to Lt. Jim Amormino, a public information officer with the Orange County Sherrif’s Department.

The Ferrari then struck the curb and hit a utility pole, tearing the car in half. After coming to a brief stop, the Porsche fled the scene.

An unnamed female passenger was ejected from Lewis’ car in the crash. Newport Beach paramedics pronounced Lewis dead at the scene.

Newport Beach officers later spotted the Porsche and stopped its passengers, a male and female, who were seen walking away from the vehicle.

Upon further investigation officers determined that the male, Jeffrey David Kirby, a 51-year-old resident of Costa Mesa, Calif., was the driver of the vehicle.

Kirby was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter and taken to the Newport Beach Police Department. The female passenger, Lynn Marie Nabozny, a 32-year-old resident of Newport Beach, was arrested for public intoxication and released Wednesday morning.

Kirby’s bail is set at $1 million dollars. The results of a blood alcohol test administered at the jail are forthcoming. No further motive for the accident is known at this time, according to Amormino.

(UPDATE 2:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. ET)
Tapout later in the day released an official confirmation of Lewis' death, saying, “It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we must regretfully confirm the passing of our beloved friend, brother and co-founder Charles 'Mask' Lewis following a car accident that occurred last night. We are currently in the process of setting up a memorial service in his honor and will release more details as they become available.

"Many thanks to all for the outpouring of blessings and well-wishing during this incredibly difficult time.”

Charles "Mask" Lewis was 45 years old.

Monday, March 09, 2009


The official salaries for UFC 96 were:

* Quinton Jackson ($325,000 - includes $100,000 win bonus) def. Keith Jardine ($55,000)
* Shane Carwin ($32,000 - includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Gabriel Gonzaga ($60,000)
* Matt Brown ($16,000 - includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Pete Sell ($12,000)
* Matt Hamill ($40,000 - includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Mark Munoz ($12,000)
* Gray Maynard ($20,000 - includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jim Miller ($9,000)
* Tamdan McCrory ($20,000 - includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Ryan Madigan ($3,000)
* Kendall Grove ($44,000 - includes $22,000 win bonus) def. Jason Day ($5,000)
* Jason Brilz ($10,000 - includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Tim Boetsch ($12,000)
* Brandon Vera ($60,000 - includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Mike Patt ($5,000)
* Shane Nelson ($16,000 - includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Riley ($6,000)

Sunday, March 08, 2009


The following are the official quick match results for UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine which took place Saturday March 7th in Columbus, OH:

Rampage Jackson defeats Keith Jardine via Unanimous Decision
Shane Carwin defeats Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Matt Brown defeats Pete Sell via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Matt Hamill defeats Mark Munoz via KO (Headkick) Round 1
Gray Maynard defeats Jim Miller via Unanimous Decision
Tamdan McCrory defeats Ryan Madigan via TKO (Strikes)
Kendall Grove defeats Jason Day via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Jason Brilz defeats Tim Boetsch via Unanimous Decision
Brandon Vera defeats Mike Patt via technical knockout (leg kicks) in round two
Shane Nelson defeats Aaron Riley via technical knockout (strikes) in round o